Alaska Governor Requests En Banc Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage In 9th Circuit Court

Alaska’s Gov. Sean Parnell has requested an en banc review of the recent same-sex marriage ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which effectively struck down the state’s ban on marriage equality.

Saying the original 9th Circuit ruling was based on “erroneous circuit precedent.” Gov. Parnell says the citizens of Alaska are “stripped of any ability to vindicate their ‘historic and essential authority to define the marital relation.'”

Gov. Butch Otter of Idaho has filed a similar request with the 9th Circuit for an en banc hearing regarding same-sex marriage.

You can read Parnell’s full brief below: